Latest articles from Kat Van Hoof

Market volatility drives down investment banking fees

April 5, 2019

European investment banking fees are down by about a quarter over the first three months of 2019, compared with the first quarter of 2018. 

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Morgan Stanley M&A head focuses on activism and Japan

April 1, 2019

Morgan Stanley's head of Americas M&A tells Kat Van Hoof how the bank has turned its eye on merger hotspots, Japan and activism to capture opportunities.

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The greatest debt workout on earth

April 1, 2019

A sharp drop in credit markets in late 2018 made many wonder whether the fat years are coming at an end. Kat Van Hoof reports.

North American regulators lead the way in fine enforcement

March 28, 2019

Data from Boston Consulting Group shows that North American banks have paid more in terms of value than European institutions over the past decade. Kat Van Hoof reports.

IPOs experience worst start in a decade

March 21, 2019

Uncertainty and volatility make for uneasy bedfellows in any investment environment, but the bite is most keenly felt in initial public offerings. Kat Van Hoof reports.

Investment banking revenues feel the pressure

March 14, 2019

As market volatility increased towards the end of 2018, investment banking revenues suffered across the board. Kat Van Hoof investigates.

S&P: ratings outlook for European banks positive, but narrowing

March 7, 2019

Over the past two years, there has been only one ratings downgrade for one of Europe’s top 50 banks, according to S&P. The agency foresees stable balance sheets and good results from banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. But slowing growth in the big economies and low profitability means S&P foresees more negative ratings actions in 2019 than the year before. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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UBS EMEA investment bank head surveys a changing environment

March 1, 2019

UBS’s head of investment banking and capital markets for EMEA talks to Kat Van Hoof about ramping up investment beyond the bank’s traditional strongholds.

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Status report: MiFID II, one year in

March 1, 2019

One year since MiFID II came into force, it has become clearer where some of the chips will fall. Meanwhile, the market has its hands full with some of the short-term fallout, as Kat Van Hoof describes.

Mobile banking capacity boom: Australia leads the way

February 28, 2019

Data suggests that 2018 was a bumper year for the digitisation of banking services, driven in particular by a big step forward in mobile phone services. The acceleration was most pronounced in Australia and the US, with European institutions lagging behind, Kat Van Hoof reports.

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